7 Tips for a Better Work-Life Balance 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to reimagine the workplace, and more importantly, reassess our values. As more employees shift into permanent work-from-home arrangements, the boundaries we set between work and non-work-related responsibilities become easily blurred. Even on-premise employees find themselves bringing their work home, while responding to emails, phone calls and Teams chats long after work hours. It can be difficult to establish where your workday ends and your personal life begins. But now more than ever, it’s crucial to focus on finding a better balance between both. Here are 7 tips to win back the balance in our lives.  
1.  Have Set Work Hours  Set your work hours with your manager, and stick to them. For those employees working from home, pretend you’re heading to the office and follow your usual routine: Get up at the same time you would in order to commute, shower, eat breakfast and head to your “office” — whichever corner of your house that may be. Don’t forget to include a lunch break. Wrap up at the same time each day and then leave your “office” like you normally would. Make sure not to step foot into it until the next day.  
2. Embrace Flexibility — Many organizations are prioritizing their employees’ day-to-day well-being by becoming more flexible with work hours and schedules. This is your time to flex them! For some, this can mean taking a one-hour break in the middle of the day to take the kids to their dentist appointment or heading out a bit early to watch their soccer practice. For others, it can mean using that time to run errands or attempting household repairs. You can always add on the time later if needed, but at least you are freed up to do some of those personal responsibilities instead of trying to tackle them all at once during the weekend. 
3. Spend Quality Time with Family, Friends and Pets — Gathering with family, friends and even our furry friends can help break us out of work mode. Most of our day is spent working, so it’s important to be intentional and present when we’re with our loved ones. Make a family dinner together, plan a happy hour with friends or enjoy cuddle time with your pet, as often as needed.  

4. Take Small Breaks Throughout the Day — Breaks are crucial to help get us through a workday, and help us refocus on life outside of work. If you’re working from home, schedule time for a quick 10-20-minute jog around the neighborhood. If you’re working at the office, get up from your desk, stretch and walk around. Remember to hydrate. Listen to a favorite song that will help you reset. Even do a few pieces of a puzzle to get your brain flowing again.  
5. Plan Out Your Vacation — You deserve a break. And you’re going to work so much harder when you know you have something on the horizon to look forward to. Whether it’s a two-week dream vacation across the country or a two-day hotel stay close to home, get a head start at planning those adventures, wherever they may be. Discover tons of staycation, vacation or road trip ideas to spark your wanderlust, including theme park adventuresrelaxing getawaysaction-packed sporting events, exciting live events and so much more right here
6. Start a New Hobby — Did you start a new hobby during the pandemic? Did you try baking? Or yoga? Keep it going! Deepen your expertise and ask friends to join you. Incorporate your newfound interest into your everyday routine, and you’ll be a master in no time. If you haven’t started, now is the time. Learning something new and pursuing your interests help break up the day and offer something exciting to do when work hours are over. 
7. Switch Up Your Routine — For those working remotely, sometimes you just need a change of scenery other than the four walls you’ve been looking at for the past year and a half. Grab your laptop and head to your favorite coffee shop or public library. This can help create the feel of being in an office, which in turn can help you get into work mode and not be distracted by other tasks at home. For those working in an office, instead of going straight home, try adding the gym or fun class to your routine. Regardless of how you switch things up, the important thing is to carve out time for yourself.

By Jena Pugh

7 Amazing Staycations You Can Take Anywhere

7 Amazing Staycations You Can Take Anywhere

Don’t stress! You can still make the most of your time off with an incredible staycation. A simple or adventurous vacation closer to home presents a nice opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy local tours and attractions, as well as activities within the comfort of your own backyard. We’ve collected a few staycation ideas to have some hometown fun – save up to 50%!

Plus, save up to 25% rental cars nationwide so you can drive anywhere!

Take a trip to the movies
Check out the latest Hollywood blockbuster or indie-flick with a classic dinner and a movie night out. We feature can’t-miss ticket savings for 12 top theater chains across the U.S. Purchase your discount movie tickets

Enjoy delicious meals in the neighborhood
Explore the best places to eat in your city! TicketsatWork features great food tours in culinary hotspots like Miami, San Diego, Chicago and New York City.

Book a local hotel stay
Plan a local getaway! Book a hotel room for a relaxing weekend in your city. TicketsatWork has savings up to 60% for the perfect staycation hotels in cities across the country, each with fun and unique options to make it a memorable weekend trip not far from home and much less travel stress! Check out the hotel savings

Explore the nearby zoo
A trip to your local zoo is a fun outing for the whole family – a day complete with exotic animals, fascinating exhibits and educational tours. We have ticket specials for many terrific zoos across the country, from the Birmingham Zoo and Zoo Miami to zoos in Louisville, Philadelphia and San Diego.

Get your adrenaline pumping at the theme parks
Explore huge savings on theme parks coast to coast. Remind yourself why so many people keep flocking to town to visit your popular theme park. Highlights include Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and the Cedar Fair theme parks. Exclusive theme park savings

Stay in and stream Disney+
Make it a movie weekend marathon with Disney! Jump into the world of streaming with Disney+; endless access to classic movies and TV shows from the Disney vaults, plus Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and exclusive new original programming. Disney+ for 1-year; Give the gift of Disney+ for 1 year

By Jeff Hyatt

5 Tips to Book the Best Hotel for You

5 Tips to Book the Best Hotel for You - Save on TicketsatWork.com!

Whether you’re planning a staycation or jetting off for a getaway, TicketsatWork.com offers savings up to 60% for thousands of hotel rooms in cities big and small from coast to coast. With our exclusive discounts and easy hotel booking tool, you’re just a few clicks away from finalizing your plans.

Book your next hotel on TicketsatWork.com – and save up to 60%!

Define Your Trip
Our savings cover every type of hotel experience, so it’s simple to narrow your hotel search with the purpose of your trip in mind. Are you looking to stay somewhere centrally located for a quick business trip or perhaps by the beach if you’re enjoying a nice getaway with the family?

Pick Your Style
Whether it’s a quaint boutique inn, luxurious hotel or family-friendly resort, TicketsatWork features all types of hotel rooms. Each hotel listing features comprehensive hotel info: photos, amenities, hotel overview and more.

Consider Your Location
Some guests want to stay at the heart of where tourists flock to or chose more quiet locales with less travelers. Regardless, we have top hotels nationwide so you can focus your search by deciding what type of travel experience and hotel location is best suited for you.

Set Your Budget
Even with TicketsatWork.com savings, still consider your travel budget. Is the whole family going or just you? Lots of sightseeing or just relaxing by the pool? Think about if you desire lots of hotel options for entertainment, dining and amenities, or if a smaller, boutique hotel, with fewer rooms and features, is your plan.

Allow Time for Planning
Sometimes you have a trip planned months ahead of time and then there’s that spur of the moment adventure. TicketatWork features advanced booking savings, as well as last-minute deals on hotel rooms. With just a few, speedy steps, you’re ready to find the best hotel savings:

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By Jeff Hyatt

Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Embark on ‘Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour’ – Save Over 50%!

Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Embark on ‘Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour’ – Save Over 50% at TicketsatWork!

Iconic guitarist Carlos Santana and R&B legends Earth, Wind & Fire will embark on a much-anticipated North American tour this summer. A continuation of Santana’s 2019 Supernatural Now tour, this will mark the first time these Grammy Award-winning powerhouses will share the stage in the U.S. Prep your summer schedule so you can check out these musical legends when Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour rolls into a city near you.

Save over 50% on select shows!

Carlos Santana and his band – which also includes his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana – are set to perform songs from his Supernatural and Woodstock eras, along with newer tracks from his most recent 2019 album Africa Speaks. Fans can expect to hear No. 1 singles “Smooth” and “Maria Maria,” plus many other chart-topping hits.

The high energy show will also highlight the iconic music catalogue of Earth, Wind & Fire. With original members Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson and Verdine White leading the way, this R&B supergroup continues the band’s legacy with multiple career achievements, including nine Grammys and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

Experience two of the most beloved acts that have forever changed the history of music as they take the stage. Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour will be the hot ticket of the summer – book your seats today and save!

By Craig Nelson